Gov. John Bel Edwards said Hurricane Ida would be 'one of the strongest hurricanes to hit anywhere in Louisiana since at least the 1850s.' The hurricane is expected to make landfall in the state as a Category 4 storm by late Sunday or early Monday.
Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, which is also the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Mayor LaToya Cantrell warned residents to either evacuate immediately or bunker down in a safe place ahead of the hurricane.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said the storm was expected to strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane by the time it made landfall and urged residents in the state to finish preparations and evacuate to safe locations.
President Biden met with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the White House, where the leaders discussed how the U.S. and Israel planned to counter the influence of Iran and ensure that it could not develop nuclear weapons.
Though many witnesses reported seeing two blasts near Kabul's international airport, Maj. Gen. William Taylor of the Joint Staff said the Pentagon does not believe there was a second explosion near or at the Baron Hotel.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new coronavirus restrictions, requiring all state residents ages 2 and older to wear masks indoors and all educators to be vaccinated or face regular testing as new infections surge in the state.
Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., head of the U.S. Central Command, said that evacuations would continue despite the two bombings that killed dozens and injured more than 100 outside the international airport in Kabul.
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